These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Crocodile Hunter
Crazy Awesome: Let's see...gleefully jumping on large predators, grabbing poisonous snakes by the tail...admit it. This guy was nuts, and we all enjoyed watching the man perform.
Harsher in Hindsight: In 2000, Steve Irwin appeared in a commercial for Fed Ex, in which he's bitten by a snake and says the antidote is being shipped via Fed Ex because in this business "if you're not absolutely sure, you're absolutely dead" and is then told antidote has been sent by a different courier and falls over dead., Six years later...
Similarly, his sketch in the Dr. Dolittle move, where a croc, off-screen, bites his arm off.
There's also a degree of this feeling towards him in conservationist circles, since a lot of untrained folks often try to replicate some of the stuff they saw him do on TV, managing to severely hurt themselves or the animals.